I MET HIM ON THE ROAD TO ETERNITY
by Mary Alice Bowles
The voice on the other end of the phone said, “Mary, I have got to talk to you as soon as possible, can you come over?” I answered her with a quick, “yeah, honey, what time do you want me there?”
That day as I entered her door, I expected to find a sick woman, but I did not meet a sick woman, I met a very alive, exuberant woman, full of life and sweet expectations.
She began to talk in short excited sentences, “Mary, I have got to tell you what I heard, and please help me get this message to some preachers and I need to have it put in the giveaway as an article.”
This is her story:
I lay there in the silent hours of the early morning still wide awake thinking about this, “If I go to sleep, will I wake up in the morning”? My next thought was, “well, I guess I will get out of bed and make some coffee and just listen for the sounds of the early morning to meet me in my world.”
You see my early mornings are a type of blessing where I can reflect on thoughts from my inner being. I tried to pray but nothing would come out, for I am not going to feel sorry for myself, because the good man above has a reason for everything and if he wants to take me on home early with this cancer, then it is his business.
While I was thinking about praying, and what I would say, I heard this prayer coming into my thoughts and someone said to me, “This is the perfect prayer”, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom……………..”
Suddenly I was wrapped in soft cuddle of warmth, like a blanket had been thrown all around my body. I grabbed the blanket and held on tight as I sipped the morning nectar of just breathing the good warm oxygen of being alive.
Instantly I am taken into a school room where I am listening and He is talking.You might ask me, “Who is He?” His name is Jesus, creator of the universe and creator of me. He told me, “Do not be afraid because you are now a new creation in me.”
He said to me, “You must tell the people of this generation to get real!” It is so important for them to make choices in life. The choices in life are this: You either serve God or the Devil, and there is no in-be-tween. You must choose this very day whom you will serve and as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
You have to spend eternity somewhere because the created soul of man never dies, it just changes locations. While I was sitting there at my kitchen table wrapped in this sweet smelling blanket, I saw a new book opened and the rule of life was from this book. I saw a new world and a new era of time. When I saw the book opened, Christ was ruling in all his splendor!
He taught me these wonderful words: The Basics of Life. He taught me that this cancer does not matter anymore for I have to listen to everything that He is telling me.
The only thing that matters in life is God and getting back to the basics of life. The basics of life is this: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
God, my Father is waiting for you to know him in a special way with a one-on-one relationship and the only way you can have this relationship is through the righteousness of his Son, Jesus Christ, For he who knew no sin was made sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
He taught me that he is a Common Sense God. A common sense God is who he is, and the only thing that he asks of us is to love him with our whole heart and use common sense when we live for him and it is not a hard thing.
Common sense, as most know, is the basic knowledge and understanding of life that everyone supposedly has.
A good and faithful Christian is a Christian who reads the word and does the word like Jesus did and the Holy Ghost who lives in us will lead us into all truth. With the Holy Ghost living in us, we will turn from wrong and do right, for He is the God of all truth.
(In the words of the writer of this story)
I thank God so much for He took the time to teach her about women…Thank you Jesus
She shared this with me:
This wonderful teaching was centered on the woman as he taught her about this thing called Women’s Lib.
You must put God first in all things! God will not take anything less than being first in your life A woman cannot be a righteous woman unless she puts her whole heart faith and love in God and everything else is second and that includes her husband.
Let me tell you, that I see no Greek or Jew or black or white, male or female, when I look at a person; I see only the blood of my Son Jesus. For the old path is gone, behold I make all things new and behold I come that you might have life and I come to tell you to fear not, for I am with you forever and always.
My sweet Sister-in-law passed away in the middle of March 2009, she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus wrapped in her soft blanket never to be in pain again and I am planning on meeting her some day and we will shout on the streets of gold through out all eternity!